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December 06, 2016, 01:10:35 PM

AlpinaB3S

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Towing eye cover
« on: December 06, 2016, 01:10:35 PM »
Hi all

I am looking for some advice. The front towing eye cover on my X6 has always been loose. It falls off when I wash it and doesn't seem to be very secure. I accepted this was ok and must be normal until the other day when it fell off in the heavy rain and got lost.

I checked a friends X5 and his seems fairly solid so I assumed mine must have been a bit dodgy and I ordered a new one. £50 and a week later my new one arrived and it is just as loose as the original so I am assuming it is something missing or broken on the bumper. I am loathed to put it on in case this one falls off as well.

has anyone else had a similar issue? I now have to either go to BMW or find a way to make it fit myself.

Any advice gratefully received.

many thanks

December 30, 2016, 09:30:03 AM
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Re: Towing eye cover
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 09:30:03 AM »
Have not had that issue with my x6. Mine is a bugger to get off, but when I tried to put it back it, it did seem to be a little loose. But not as loose as yours, in where it came off. Maybe the plastic on the actual housing is a bit dented, so it doesn't quite fit on?

December 30, 2016, 10:09:18 AM
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Re: Towing eye cover
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 10:09:18 AM »
Thanks for the reply

I have actually put it on with some clear sealant from Halfords. It has stuck it on and seems secure and should also be easy enough to get off if I really need to. You also can't see the sealant at all so it's a good fix hopefully